US 9,813,872 B2
Method and device for extending detection surfaces interfacing a plurality of mobile entities with a computer system
Christophe Duteil, Paris (FR); Laurent Chabin, Asnieres sur Seine (FR); and Valentin Lefevre, Puteaux (FR)
Assigned to STARBREEZE PARIS, Paris (FR)
Filed by EPAWN, Paris (FR)
Filed on Dec. 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/394,302.
Claims priority of application No. 15 63477 (FR), filed on Dec. 30, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0195851 A1, Jul. 6, 2017
Int. Cl. H04W 4/02 (2009.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 8/26 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 4/025 (2013.01) [H04L 67/303 (2013.01); H04W 8/265 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A control method in a system comprising a detection surface interfacing a plurality of mobile entities with a computer system, the detection surface comprising a plurality of elementary detection surfaces (1110-11, 1110-12, 1110-13), the elementary detection surfaces forming at least one group (1100-1) comprising several sub-groups (1105-1, 1105-2, 1105-3), each sub-group comprising at least one elementary detection surface, each elementary detection surface being configured to determine a position of a mobile entity, it being possible for each mobile entity of the plurality of mobile entities to be activated by a management module associated with a sub-group, the method comprising the following steps,
for at least one sub-group,
registering (1010) at least one mobile entity with the management module of the at least one sub-group, the at least one mobile entity being registered in a list of mobile entity references;
reserving (1015) a different period of time for each mobile entity referenced in the list of references, said period of time enabling the activation of a mobile entity and the determination of a position of an activated mobile entity, the reserved periods of time forming a sequence enabling a sequential activation of the mobile entities registered with the management module of said at least one sub-group;
at least one mobile entity being registered with management modules of at least two different sub-groups, the period of time reserved for said at least one mobile entity registered with management modules of at least two different sub-groups being the same in each of said at least two sub-groups.